Step 1: Getting Ready For Kindergarten Checklist:

The year-before-kindergarten checklist: 

Attend early childhood screening. A must-do: if you have not completed the screening, call 952-988-5017 to make an appointment. more...

Learn which school your child will attend.

Attend a Parent Information Session and decide what kindergarten option is right for your family. 
Our Parent Information Sessions and STEM events are designed to let you see our schools in action! They are perfect opportunities to tour our schools and ask questions, see dates at right. 

  • All-Day Kindergarten with integrated Spanish curriculum.

  • XinXing Academy Chinese Immersion Kindergarten, offered to all District families and housed at Eisenhower Elementary School.

Attend Kindergarten Roundup at your child's school. No matter what your kindergarten choice, all kindergarten families are encouraged to attend their school's Kindergarten Roundup.

Make sure your child's vaccinations are up-to-date. Please bring copy of your child's vaccination record to Kindergarten Roundup. Hopkins participates in the "No Shots No School" program. Visit the enrollment forms page for immunization information.

Obtain a certified copy of your child's birth certificate. The school will need to see it and make a copy of the certified original. Please bring it to your Kindergarten Roundup.

Transportation questions? Transportation is provided for children who attend the school in their attendance area during the regular, scheduled kindergarten start and end times. Transportation is not provided to or from before- or after-school care with Kids & Company. Parents who prefer to have their child attend a school outside of their attendance area are responsible for their child's transportation. Transportation for XinXing Academy is available for all students within the Hopkins boundaries. Detailed transportation information will be mailed to kindergarten families in the summer of 2014. more...

Need before- and after-school child care? Kids & Company offers quality, professional school-age before- and after-school care. Space is limited and registration begins in March. Make plans now to sign up for Kids & Company or call 952-988-4080.







More questions about kindergarten programming?

We want you to feel comfortable about the start of kindergarten. If you have questions, please contact Diane Schimelpfenig, Director of Teaching and Learning, at 952-988-4133. For enrollment questions, contact Patricia Wright at 952-988-4003.